Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Imperial Stout
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1993   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Péché Mortel (French for "Mortal Sin") is an intensely black and dense beer with very pronounced roasted flavours. Fair trade coffee is infused during the brewing process, intensifying the bitterness of the beer and giving it a powerful coffee taste. Péché mortel is brewed to be savored; we invite you to drink it in moderation.

This stout style, high in alcohol and bitterness in order to favour preservation, was historically brewed to support the long and arduous voyage necessary to export the beer from England to Russia. The word Imperial comes from the fact that the beer was specially brewed for the Russian tsar’s court.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (2013) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Aroma: intense coffee, roasted malts, caramel. Appearance: black, hardly any head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: coffee remains dominant, roasted flavours, vanilla. Overall: excellent Imperial Stout, intense coffee in aroma and palate. Bottle from Kris Wines, Holloway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1715) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from saveur bier, france. Black color, brown head. Aroma is sweet vanilla, roasty, coffee. Full body, roasted, vanilla and coffee notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
simont1 (401) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 Roasted malt, vanilla and coffee, quite intense but very balanced, coffee goes forward, semi-dry, really solid beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beardbeerman (251) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
341ml bottle served around 8 degrees in a snifter: Pours like motor oil, pitch black robe topped by a finger of copper head showing nice lacing. Retention is low and the head fades to an uneven porous layer. The nose is fresh and addictive with espresso, roasted coffee beans and burnt toasts. On the tongue, you get the same torrefied blends found in the nose with sweet notes of cocoa. An intense bitterness then wraps the tongue and sets the pace for a super long finish. This Imperial Stout feels extremely dense and robust and shows and oily body. This is an awesome dessert brew to pair with black forest chocolate cake or anything sweet and daring. You could well let this one spend 2 or 3 years in the cellar to let it mature.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
Flaska @ Hamnmästaren. Rostade, kaffe toner i aromen, lite chocklad. Balanserad smak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wihlan (402) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
Flaska hamnmästaren - mörk med beigt skum. Tydliga kaffetoner dock lite tunn i kroppen. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (3868) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle 0.341l at home, Helsinki. Bottled on: 2/14. Colour is deep black with small brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Massive coffee, some dark chocolate and massive roasted malts. Very soft and enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (818) - Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is mostly roast and dark fruit with a little coffee. Taste is coffee and more coffee. Some spiciness. Coffee lasts way into the aftertaste. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fub4r3d (7) - - DEC 17, 2014 does not count
Poured from a 341 ml bottle into shaker glass. Pours deep black with a thin coffee-coloured head. Aroma of coffee, darker chocolate/cocoa, and alcohol. Taste of coffee, roasted and chocolate malts and a hint of vanilla. Very well balanced and does not taste overly of alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fashawn (413) - Montesarchio, ITALY - DEC 10, 2014
Buonissima oltreché bellissima, birra a tratti irripetibile che mi ha conquistato in una serata. Bella, scura impenetrabile, nero cenere con schiuma color crema di caffè, intensa, abbastanza persistente. Al naso subito conquista. Soufflè al cioccolato, qualche candito, tantissimo caffè in predominanza, una leggera nota sia affumicata che di cenere. Anche qualche leggerissima prugna, ed un odore di alcool buono, tipo bourbon. In bocca si avverte una predominanza di caffè. Il caffè è l’amalgama, che incontra ora note di cacao in polvere, ora note dolci che stemperano l’amarezza di tortino al cuore tenero di cioccolata. Qualche prugna anche in bocca, una presenza di malti tostati e torrefartti che portano lievemente in bocca l’orzo. Il reterogusto porta sempre il caffè, tanto caffè, che sembra quasi quello presente in un gelato alla vaniglia affogato allo stesso. Retrogusto lunghissimo e meraviglioso. tessitura imponente, la birra non è cremosa ma oleosa, o meglio quasi oleosa. La carbonatazione è molto lieve, la birra scende quasi liscia nonostante non sia beverina. Ma potrebbe spingere a lunghi sorsi. L’alcool emerge lentamente scaldando tutto il palato sul finale. Bellissima bevuta, impegnativa ed appagante. Great Job, Dieu Du Ciel.

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